Hi Everyone, I am wondering - on behalf of a non-trad (though I am also wondering and I consider myself a young non-trad) - what to do regarding MCAT dates this summer/fall. The non-trad in question is a lab manager and cancer survivor and went to take the MCAT last July. Unfortunately, she came down with radiation induced hypothyroidism during her studies (even paid for a PR class!) and did much poorer on the MCAT than during earlier study sessions. She is now doing fine on levothyroxine and has her energy back. Since then, she took Organic Chem (her one missing pre-med class), did well, and is finishing the part 2 by the end of June. She works beyond full-time as a lab manager (who's lab is currently moving this summer) and organic chem is keeping her busy. She is scheduled to take the MCAT in mid-July, but has not had too much time to prepare so far and was wondering about moving to early September, then get in primaries once the score is in and turnaround secondaries in October. Questions is - how much will it hurt to be that "late" in the app cycle? I think it make a difference in her MCAT score, but is it better to suck it up and go for the July date and then apply early? Thanks for the help!